We decided to eat our dinner outside at the AleHouse to get a seat for the concert about to begin on the Boardwalk. In the meantime, we were able to watch people cruise the boardwalk, as well as a volleyball game right in the square. After dinner, we stayed to listen to some of the performers, many of which had very good voices and were obviously local crowd favorites. Leaving Market Square, we went to see Barbour’s General Store and the Little Red Schoolhouse, which, unfortunately, were closed, but still nice to get a look at from the outside. Barbour’s General Store is an authentic 19th-century country store with many artifacts, including china, yard goods, cooking utensils, and farm implements. It is open mid-June through mid-September 10am to 6pm and admission is free.
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October 16, 2005
From journal Watch Out for the Tides!
The Saint John City Market, with its unique gifts, artwork, fresh meat and seafood, produce, and baked goods is famous for being the oldest in North America, opening its doors in 1876. For those interested in architecture be sure to check out the roof that was designed to resemble an inverted hull of a ship to reflect the city’s shipbuilding heritage.
Upon entering the market, you will see how expansive and colorful the market is with locally owned businesses displaying everything from handcrafted items to special delicacies such as lobster and dulse. I found it a great place to find some unique and truly local souvenirs. There are also restaurants located inside where you can enjoy Maritime specialties such as lobster rolls and fish chowder or international favorites.
The market is open 6 days a week with hours of operation being 7:30-6pm Monday through Thursday, 7:30-7pm Friday, and 7:30-5pm on Saturdays. It is located on 47 Charlotte St with entrances on both Charlotte and Germain Street and admission is free. There is parking available nearby in the Brunswick Square parking garage or in several outdoor lots but the City Market is within walking distance of most major attractions including King’s Square, the Loyalist Burying Ground, and Market Square.
For more information about the City Market, please visit www.sjcitymarket.ca
kettering, United Kingdom
September 27, 2005
The Market caters to both locals and visitors alike. The clientele will usually vary depending on the day of the week and the time of day. Mornings and early evenings see locals stocking up on the freshest fruit and veggies in town. Get there early to catch the freshest fish and seafood. Lunchtimes will usually find the City Market teaming with office workers. Mostly they are queuing up at one of the many deli counters, where you can buy sandwiches, deli wraps, soups, etc., as well as more exotic items, such as samosas and Thai noodles.
The Market also has a section for imported English goods, with items such as Branston Pickle, PG Tips tea bags, and HP sauce. It’s the early days of my visit at the moment, but I'm sure that in a few weeks, when I start to get homesick, this will be a great help. Other than food, there are also stalls selling local artwork and souvenirs. Tuesdays will usually see an influx of tourists, as cruise ships enter St John on this day. Up to 2,000 visitors will enter the city for the day, and the market does a roaring trade from this.
From journal Canadian Adventure
Saint John, New Brunswick
July 5, 2004
When you walk into the market it just has a certain smell and feel to it. From people showing paintings or playing music outside to the lattes or the fresh samosas.
Whatever your heart desires it's in the market and it is as fresh as you can get it. Seafood, fruits and veggies, meats, coffees, clothes and decorations. Jeremiah's has the best roast beef I have ever eaten. Java Moose for a flat white and Yogels for any sort of desert.
From journal The Real Eastern Canada
November 4, 2003
From journal Central SJ
by J&J Reid
August 31, 2002
From journal Two nights in St. John (with a dog)